OLYMPICS: Kansan competes for gold in skeleton in South Korea

Posted at 5:53 PM, Feb 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 20:44:31-05

MCDONALD, Kan. (KSNW) — One of the Olympic athletes competing in South Korea calls Kansas home. 

KSNW reports Katie Uhlaender is a skeleton racer who grew up in Colorado. Now she lives in northwest Kansas when she’s not competing. 

“Atwood, McDonald, Bird City. That’s like my little town,” said Uhlaender in a recent interview. 

She believes people in northwest Kansas understand her Olympic dreams because they have a similar work ethic. 

Uhlaender competes Saturday, Feb. 17 at 5:20 a.m. CT.

For more on Uhlaender’s story, click here.